Martin Kunze

Artist and Independent Researcher

Martin Kunze

Martin Kunze works as artist and independent researcher on long term transfer of information (in the widest sense) in the fields of human history, evolution, biololgy, geology and astrobiology.

He gets contacted as consultant concerning arising challenges of the digital age in connection with the consequences of increasing consumption of resources. He gets invited to conferences and collaborations in research programs investigating in the scope betweenactively assembling of legacy and passivly obtaining heritage and the transformation process between these two positions. He is permanent partner of Heritage Futures, UK, and regularely participating at their conferences. He holds a MA of the Art University of Linz, his diploma work was an intersection of geology and art. Since his student days he organizessymposia and public events. Martin is founder of the Memory of Mankind (MOM) project in Hallstatt, which stores information for 1 million years. As head of this initiative he is collaborating with entities with similar time horizons: He is board member of Arch Mission, US, which has the aim to disseminate humanity's knowledge in the solar system, and recentlysuccessfully launched a first time capsule on board of SpaceX' Heavy Falcon. New Horizons Space Message, BeyondTheEarth and the Long Now Foundation are also cooperations of MOM. He is board member of HUDOC (Human Document Project; Frias, University of Freiburg; Kist-Europe, Saarbrücken; Twente, NL). Martin is affiliated to the NEA (Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD, Paris) and to SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company) and he held workshops in the field of long term forwarding of information about nuclear waste repositories ("Radio- and People's Activity - A Joint Heritage").